The original film from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros., “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” will be released in the Animation version on April 12, 2024, in theaters.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. co-produced the new picture. Kenji Kamiyama directed the film. The publication of new concept art from the film, which shows a siege at Edoras, Rohan’s capital city, coincided with the news of the film’s premiere date.
Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich stated that it’s a gift to be able to revisit Middle-earth with many of the same creative visionaries and the talented Kenji Kamiyama at the helm, and this will be an epic portrayal unlike anything audiences have ever seen.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was initially released by New Line 20 years ago. Return of the King, Jackson’s third movie, earned the best picture, one of the trilogy’s 17 Oscars. The movies grossed a total of $2.9 billion at the box office, with Jackson returning to helm a prequel trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit, written by the author of The Lord of the Rings.
The narrative of Helm Hammerhand, the last of the kingdom of Rohan’s first line of kings, is told in a new feature-length animated film set 250 years before the events of Peter Jackson’s film trilogy, as per CBR.
The War of the Rohirrim
It will follow the adventures of Helm Hammerhand, the King of Rohan, and the creation of Helm’s Deep, a stronghold featured in Peter Jackson’s film, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, set roughly two centuries before J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” “The War of the Rohirrim” will follow the adventures of the King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand.
Sola Entertainment, Kamiyama’s former digital animation firm, worked on the CG-animated Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045. They also work on the Blade Runner spin-off Black Lotus, which just finished its broadcast run on the Adult Swim network.
According to Variety, the Middle-earth series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” which is set millennia before the events of Jackson’s films, is likewise completely independent from “The War of the Rohirrim.”